ExaNeSt - European Exascale System Interconnect and Storage

ExaNeSt - European Exascale System Interconnect and Storage (Booth: EP 6)

Contact: Manolis G.H. Katevenis

Foundation for Research & Technology - Hellas (FORTH)
Institute of Computer Science 100 Plastira Avenue, Vassilika
Vouton, Heraklion Crete, GR-70013

Tel: +30 2811 39 16 64

ExaNeSt - European Exascale System Interconnect and Storage

E-Mail: kateveni@ics.forth.gr
Website: www.exanest.eu

The ExaNeSt (FET-HPC) project develops and prototypes solutions for some of the crucial problems on the way towards production of Exascale-level Supercomputers.  HPC is a precious tool for all of modern technology, science, and society.  For the next generation of HPC systems, we need millions of low-power-consumption computing cores, tightly interconnected and packaged together and appropriately cooled, and with a new storage architecture.

  • ExaNeSt develops and prototypes solutions for Interconnection Networks, Storage, and Cooling, as these have to evolve in order for the production of exascale-level supercomputers to become feasible.  We tune real HPC Applications, and we use them to evaluate our solutions.
  • We use the UNIMEM Global Address Space and zero-copy send/receive operations, and we tune our applications for such architectures. We develop efficient networking with all its frequent-path functions implemented in hardware, including advanced congestion management for full utilization at low latency; we distribute the file storage on top of that.
  • The ExaNeSt Consortium combines industrial and academic research expertise, especially in the areas of system cooling and packaging, storage, interconnects, and the HPC applications that drive all of the above.